Redlands Adult Literacy Program is Celebrating a Decade of Adult Literacy at the A.K. Smiley Library. This beautiful video showcases what success can look like in California Library Literacy Services!

Literacy Month Resolution from the California State Library, September 2020

A Presentation by Ruth Colvin, literacy advocate, author and founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (now ProLiteracy Worldwide), August 6, 2020

Redlands Family’s Literacy Journey leads to Educational, Employment Opportunities. Diane Shimota. Redland Daily Facts, August 1, 2020

Coronavirus Pushes Redlands Literacy Program Online. Diane Shimota. Redlands Daily Facts, May 31, 2020

3 Adult Literacy Students in Redlands Honored for their Writing. Redlands Daily Facts, April 26, 2020


participants standing on stage
Planting the Seeds of Learning and Growing. Francis Rourke. Redlands Community News, September 13, 2019

A View from Onstage at ‘Seedfolks’. Nelda Stuck. Redlands Community News, September 13, 2019

Tulare County Driven to Better Literacy. The Sun Gazette, August 7, 2019

Library Lines: Contra Costa Adult Literacy Program Helps Thousands. Brooke Converse. East Bay Times, April 21, 2019


New Report Reaches Unsettling Conclusion on Sacramento Child Literacy. Michael Finch II. Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2018

Learning Spanish First: California Libraries Pilot Unique Literacy Program. Cathay Reta. American Libraries, May 1, 2018

2017 and before

Literacy at the Library. Santa Monica Daily Press, March 18, 2017

Spread the Joy of Reading, and Help Us All, by Tutoring. Greg Lucas, Special to the Bee. Sacramento Bee, September 9, 2014

Failing to Read Well: The Role of Public Libraries in Adult Literacy, Immigrant Community Building, and Free Access to Learning. Luis Kong. Public Libraries Online, March 19, 2013